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Kilian Berz is the global leader of the Financial Institutions practice at Boston Consulting Group. Kilian leads large client relationships on behalf of BCG and, since joining BCG in 1995, has advised clients across many sectors in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the chair of the Centre for Canada’s Future, convening leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit sector to address Canada’s biggest challenges. Kilian led BCG’s Canadian offices from 2009 to 2015.

Kilian was previously a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, helping engage business and increase investment in Canada. He is cofounder of the LEAP Pecaut Centre for Social Impact. From 2001 to 2016, he chaired the board of a mid-sized German chemical business.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's Financial Institutions practice globally
  • Co-chairs BCG's Centre for Canada's Future
  • Retail and corporate banking
  • Insurance
  • Asset management and wealth management
  • Customer-focused transformation
  • Market and growth strategy
  • End-to-end process optimization
  • Organizational redesign and performance culture
  • Public and social sector
  • Innovation and product development

Honors and Awards


  • MPhil, economics, Oxford University
  • BA, economics and business management, University of Bonn
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